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Rank this week: 28 (↑93)
Duration: 4:00 
Release Date: 1978  (sav-man) 
Lyrics By: John Lennon & Paul McCartney (sav-man) 
Music By: John Lennon & Paul McCartney (sav-man) 
Produced By: George Martin (sav-man) 
Released By: RSO Records (sav-man) 
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  • Song Lyrics:
    Joan was quizzical, studied pataphysical
    Science in the home
    Late nights all alone with a test-tube ohh oh oh oh
    Maxwell Edison majoring in medicinem
    Calls her on the phone
    Can I take you out to the pictures, Joan?
    But as she's getting ready to go
    A knock comes on the door

    Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer
    Came down upon her head
    Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer
    Made sure that she was dead

    Back in school again Maxwell plays the fool again
    Teacher gets annoyed
    Wishing to avoid an unpleasant scene
    She tells Max to stay when the class has gone away
    So he waits behind
    Writing 50 times "I must not be so" oh oh oh
    But when she turns her back on the boy
    He creeps up from behind

    Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer
    Came down upon her head
    Do do do do do
    Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer
    Made sure that she was dead

    P.C. Thirty-One said "We caught a dirty one"
    Maxwell stands alone
    Painting testimonial pictures ohh oh oh oh
    Rose and Valerie screaming from the gallery
    Say he must go free (Maxwell must go free)
    The judge does not agree and he tells them so oh oh oh
    But as the words are leaving his lips
    A noise comes from behind

    Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer
    Came down upon his head
    Do do do do do
    Bang, Bang, Maxwell's silver hammer
    Made sure that he was dead
    Wow wow wow oh!
    Do do do do do

    Silver hammer Max
    Current Rating 9.3 (3 votes)
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